What is SlangCity.com?
SlangCity.com offers resources to foreign students and immigrants who
would like to "fit in" to American society by learning about
slang and pop culture. It includes everything from Standard English translations
of rap songs and movie quotes to an insult generator and an "Ask
the Expert" column. It also addresses a lot of important taboo topics
in an educational but humorous way.
What made you start
Despite years of grammar classes, many English as a Second Language students
have a hard time understanding colloquial English in movies, music, and
even casual conversations. To help them cope, I've been teaching American
Slang to ESL students at The Cambridge Center for Adult Education since
1996. Two years ago, I decided to offer this information to an international
audience by putting it up on the web.
What other services
does Slang City offer?
Besides the classes and website, I also send out free email newsletter
on slang terms to over 1000 people every week. Recent topics have included
slang related to hip hop music, sexual preference, snowboarding, Dick
Vitale and Bugs Bunny. People can sign up for the newsletter at www.slangcity.com.
April 20, 2004
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